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October Newsletter

Xenakis Maschine (Film)  Melanie Hollaus, Christoph Lammerhuber

Dear audience,
dear friends,

the self-description on our website essentially says that we like to engage with opposing positions. With our participation in the (three-day) Fritz Pauer Personale at Vienna's Porgy & Bess and the revival of the Xenakis Machine project, we clearly provide proof of this claim: here the Austrian jazz legend, there the avant-gardist of the avant-gardists.

But even in our new program with very current music, the contrasts couldn't be greater. Below we announce the radio broadcast with music by and with Ingrid Laubrock and Lukas König, together with the sound artist Victoria Shen. This program can be heard at Wien Modern on November 14th. Save the date!

Fritz Pauer – From the Past into the Future
On the occasion of the 80th birthday of the Austrian jazz pianist, composer and jazz educator Fritz Pauer (1943 - 2012), a three-day retrospective of his extensive musical oeuvre will take place. Former musical companions and outstanding artists of the younger generation approach the interpretation and arrangements of Pauer's compositions from their subjective artistic perspective.

Thu, October 12, 2023, 8:00 p.m., Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11, 1010 Vienna
Philipp Jagschitz Trio & Studio Dan Strings
Philipp Jagschitz – piano
Beate Wiesinger – bass
Michał Wierzgoń – drums

Studio Dan Strings
Gunde Jäch-Micko – violin
Sophia Goidinger-Koch – violin
Martina Bischof – viola
Maiken Beer – cello

Xenakis Machine
The computer program FSM (Free Stochastic Music) developed by Iannis Xenakis in 1962—considered the first European composition program —is being revived by Studio Dan. Xenakis released the code of the program in his book Formalized Music and expressly encouraged other composers to use it. However, as an old Fortran program, it can only be decrypted by computer scientists. This role is taken on by Christof Ressi, who, as a composer and music IT specialist, has the ideal qualifications for this project. Melanie Hollaus produced a short film about the Xenakis Machine.

Thu, October 19, 2023, 8:00 p.m., KULTUM, Mariahilferplatz 3, 8020 Graz

Studio Dan
Sophie Goidinger-Koch – violin
Flora Geißelbrecht – viola
Philipp Kienberger – double bass
Thomas Frey – flute
Matthew Smith – bassoon
Clemens Salesny – saxophone
Daniel Riegler – conductor

More breaking news
Lukas König – Flash 1020, (2023) | UA
Ingrid Laubrock – Zones for 11 musicians (2023) | UA

Fri, October 27th, 2023 11 p.m., Ö1-ZeitTon
Live and 7 days to listen:

Save the date:
Tue, November 14th, Wien Modern @ Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11, 1010 Vienna

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Lovely days,
Studio Dan

With the kind support of the City of Vienna/MA7, BMKOES, AUME/SKE, GFOEM, ÖSTIG